Business Algebra (1090), fall 2009
-The Final will take place on Tuesday 12/15 from 3:30-5:30 in JTB 140.
-It will cover all of chapters 1-6 except sections 1.4, 2.5, 3.5, 4.3, 4.4 and 4.5.
-The only authorized materials (apart from pencils/pens) will be a SCIENTIFIC calculator (that is, not graphical and not programmable) and a 3 by 5 inch card where you can write all the formulas you will need (BOTH SIDES).
-Here are some review exercises for the Final Exam. Once you have solved these (or at least tried hard...) you can look at the solutions. Here is the Final for this class from Spring 2008 (with solutions), as well as the Finals from Fall 2008 and Spring 2009 (without solutions; some of these problems were covered during the review). You should as much as possible do these exams in real conditions, that is in 2 hours with only the calculator and card you will have on the actual Final.
-There will be a review session on Friday 12/11 from 2 to 4 pm in JTB 310 (in the same building as the Final), which will serve as office hours for that week.
-The last office hours of the semester will be Tuesday 1-3 in my office (JWB 209).
-As announced in class, your final grade for this class will be the best of the following: (1) the weighted average (Homework: 10%. Quizzes: 10%. Midterms: 25% each. Final: 30%), with lowest 2 homeworks and lowest quiz dropped, and (2) your grade on the Final.
Homework assignment for this week:
Note that answers to odd-numbered problems can be found at the end of the book.
Week 14 (11/30-12/4): -Read sections 6.1-6.3. Do the checkpoint problems as you go along, and problems #1-22, 29-42 on p.412, #1-44 on p.425-427 and #1-40 on p.436-438. Hand in #14,20,38 of p.412, #16,20,42 of p. 425-427 and #16,26,36 of p.436-438 on Wednesday 12/9.
Week 13 (11/23-11/25): -Read section 5.3. Do the checkpoint problems as you go along, and problems #1-78 and 91-108 on p. 392-395. Hand in #24,32,52,60,74,98,102 and 106 on Wednesday 12/2.
- Solutions for Quiz #5.
Week 12 (11/16-11/20): -Read sections 5.1-5.2. Do the checkpoint problems as you go along, and problems #1-22, 29-35 of p. 367-368 and #1-36, 53-64 of p. 380-382. Hand in #12,14,18,20,30,32 of p. 367-368 and #10,22,28,32,36,56 of p. 380-381 on Wednesday 11/25.
Week 11 (11/9-11/13): -Read sections 4.1-4.2. Do the checkpoint problems as you go along, and problems #1-36 on p. 290-292 and #1-48 on p. 301-306. Hand in #18,22,26,30,36 of p. 290-292 and #18,26,34,46,48 of p. 301-306 on Wednesday 11/18.
- Solutions for Midterm Exam #2.
Week 10 (11/2-11/6): -This week's homework is due Friday 11/13 because of the second Midterm Exam on Wednesday 11/11. The Midterm will cover sections 2.1-2.4, 2.6 and 3.1-3.3. There will be a review session on Monday.
-Read section 3.4. Do the checkpoint problems as you go along, and problems #1-22, 25-34, 41-44 on p. 257-258. Hand in #6,8,12,16,20,22,30,42,44 on Friday 11/13.
- Solutions for Quiz #4.
Week 9 (10/26-10/30): -Read sections 3.2-3.3. Do the checkpoint problems as you go along, and problems #1-42,46,50,52,54 of p. 227-228, and # 1-18,23-42,52,54,56 of p. 243-245. Hand in #8,12,14,28,46 of p. 227-228 and #12,18,28,36,52 of p. 243-245 on Wednesday 11/4.
Week 8 (10/19-10/23): -Read sections 2.6 and 3.1. Do the checkpoint problems as you go along, and problems #1-30,44-48,56,58 on p. 200k-200o (section 2.6) and #1-50 on p. 215-219. Hand in #4,8,20,48,56 of p. 200k-200n and #14,26,36,42,46 of p. 215-219 on Wednesday 10/28.
- Solutions for Quiz #3.
Week 7 (10/5-10/9): -Read section 2.4. Do the checkpoint problems as you go along, and problems #1-40 on p. 179-181. Hand in #4,8,10,12,16,18,20,22 (these are all part of one big problem) and #26,28,34,38 and 40 on Wednesday 10/21.
Week 6 (9/28-10/2): -Read section 2.3. Do the checkpoint problems as you go along, and problems #1-32 on p. 167-169. Hand in #2,6,8,10,16,20,24,26,32 on Wednesday 10/7.
- Solutions for Midterm Exam #1.
Week 5 (9/21-9/25): -This week's homework is due Friday 10/2 because of the first Midterm Exam on Wednesday 9/30. The Midterm will cover all of chapters 0 and 1, except section 1.4. There will be a review session on Monday.
-Read sections 2.1 and 2.2. Do the checkpoint problems as you go along, and problems # 1-36 on p. 148-149 and #1-16,21-22,31-42 on p. 159-160. Hand in #18,22,26,28 of p. 149 and #4,8,10,12,36,38,42 of p.159-160 on Friday 10/2.
- Solutions for Quiz #2.
Week 4 (9/14-9/18): -Read section 1.6. Do the checkpoint problems as you go along the chapter review on p. 132-136, and problems #1-58 on p.126-130, Hand in #10,14,20,26,32,36,50,52 of p. 126-130 on Wednesday 9/23.
Week 3 (9/9-9/11): -Read section 1.5. Do the checkpoint problems as you go along, and problems # 9-22 and 27-40 on p. 116-117. Hand in #12,16,20,28,30,32,36,40 in class on Wednesday 9/16.
Week 2 (8/31-9/4): -Read sections 1.1-1.3. Do the checkpoint problems as you go along, and problems # 1-18, 23-52 on p. 69-70, 1-42 on p. 80-81, and 1-46 on p. 93-94. Hand in #12,18,38 of p. 69-70, #24,26,38,42 of p. 80-81, and #24,28,30,36,40,44,46 of p. 93-94 in class on Wednesday 9/9.
- Solutions for Quiz #1.
Week 1 (8/24-8/28): -Read chapter 0. Do the checkpoint problems as you go along, and problems #1-86 on p. 51-53. Hand in #22,28,30,32,34,36,38,42,44,46,48,52,58,60,62,70,78,84 in class on Wednesday 9/2. (This looks like a lot of work, but most of them are very short).
Lectures: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:40-10:30 in WEB 2250 (section 3) or 11:50-12:40 in WEB 114 (section 7).
Textbook: Mathematical Applications for the Management, Life, and Social Sciences, vol. 1, special 8th ed. for the Univ. of Utah by Harshbarger and Reynolds.
Assignments will be given on-line each week, usually by Wednesday. The homework problems need to be done in order to develop command of the material; this will prepare you for the quizzes and exams. In writing up any problem, you must show all the steps leading to your solution.
A few indicated problems are to be submitted at the beginning of the lecture the following Wednesday. Selected problems will be graded and returned in class the following Friday. No late homework will be accepted.
There will be short quizzes every other week, at the beginning of the Friday period, starting September 4, except before and after exams. The quizzes should be easy and are only here to encourage you to review the material regularly. You may not use books, notes, or calculators during quizzes.
There will be no making up of missed quizzes. (You may however be excused for a valid reason, in which case you should notify me before the quiz).
There will be two Midterms and a Final.You may not use books or notes during exams. ONLY scientific calculators will be allowed on exams (ie no graphing or programmable ones). Following the department policy, there will be no making up of missed exams. If you miss a Midterm exam for a valid reason, the grade for that exam will be replaced by a neutral grade (a weighted average of the other exam grades).
Students with documented disabilities or other special needs that require special accomodation must register with the Center for Disability Services (Union 162, 581-5020). After that, contact the instructor at least a week before each exam; we will need to have received confirmation from the Center for Disability Services.
The Midterms will take place during the lecture period on Wednesday September 30 and Wednesday November 11 in the regular lecture room.
The Final will take place on Tuesday December 15 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm in ??.
Grading: Homework: 10%. Quizzes: 10%. Midterms: 25% each. Final: 30%. The two lowest homework grades will be dropped, as well as the lowest quiz grade.
Office hours: Tuesdays 1-3 pm in my office, JWB 209. If you can't make it, write me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 801-581-6846 to schedule an appointment.
In addition, you can get help from a Tutor at the Math center, located on the first floor between the two Math buildings (JWB and LCB). The hours are Monday-Thursday 8am-8pm and Friday 8am-6pm (starting August 31).